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Extremely Contagious Pig Virus Has Already Killed More Than 4 Million Hogs In The U.S.

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If you eat pork, get ready to pay a lot more for it.  A highly contagious pig virus known as “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus” has now spread to 27 different U.S. states, and it has killed more than 4 million hogs since last May.  Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the entire world, estimates that approximately 10 percent of all adult female hogs in America have contracted the disease already, and there is a very good chance that any offspring that they have will die.  That is because the mortality rate for this disease for piglets is between 80 and 100 percent.  Fortunately, we are being told that this disease does not affect humans.  However, considering the fact that California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recorded history, and considering the fact that the U.S. cattle herd has shrunk (Read More...)

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28 Points Of Comparison Between 1970s America And America Today – Which Do You Think Is Better?

Disco Ball

If you could go back and live in America during the 1970s would you do it?  Has the United States become a better place to live over the past 40 years or have things gotten worse?  Without a doubt there are arguments that can be made both ways.  For example, who really wants to go back to a time when you actually had to “dial” a phone or rewind a cassette tape in order to find your favorite song?  On the other hand, wouldn’t it be nice to live at a time when virtually everyone could find a good job, when television was not so filthy and when you didn’t have to worry about locking your front door at night?  Some would say that we have come a long way in 40 years.  Others lament how far we have fallen.  So what do you think?  Read over the 28 points of comparison between 1970s America and America today posted below and then share your opinion by leaving a comment at the end of the article…

1. In the 1970s we had Disco.  Today, we have Justin Bieber and (Read More...)

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The Greatest Debt Crisis The World Has Ever Seen Is Coming

U.S. National Debt 2013

The largest mountain of debt in the history of the world just continues to grow even larger, and everyone knows that this colossal debt spiral is not going to end well.  But we all keep playing along because nobody wants the party to end.  Right now, there is an unprecedented ocean of red ink covering the planet.  Globally, governments have never been in so much debt, corporations have never been in so much debt and consumers have never been in so much debt.  But every time someone suggests that this is a problem and that we should at least try to get debt levels to settle down a bit, people start screaming that “austerity” will hurt the global economy.  And of course it will.  But we can’t continue to live way, way above our means indefinitely.  Well, we can try, but at some point this entire house of cards is going to come crashing down and we are going to be facing the greatest economic crisis the world has ever seen.

It is kind of like watching a slow-motion train wreck that you have no chance of possibly stopping that you know will end up killing lots of innocent people.  This (Read More...)

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How Far Has The U.S. Fallen? America Leads The World In These 36 Shocking Categories…

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The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our independence from Great Britain and to remember all of the sacrifices that our forefathers made to make this country great.  But is America still great today?  Have we squandered our inheritance?  Have we wrecked the great nation that previous generations handed down to us?  Those may sound like harsh questions, but the truth is that most Americans know that the United States is in decline.  In fact, a recent Rasmussen survey found that 49 percent of all Americans believe that the best days of America are in the past and only 35 percent believe that the best days of America are in the future.  Those are staggering numbers, and they are an indication that we need to take a good, long look at ourselves in the mirror.  Did we lose our way somehow?  If so, can we find our way back to where we were before?  We are a nation which is in trouble physically, (Read More...)

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The Middle Class In America Is Being Wiped Out – Here Are 60 Facts That Prove It

The Middle Class In America Is Being Wiped Out - Here Are 60 Facts That Prove It

The middle class in the United States is being systematically destroyed, and nobody is doing much of anything to stop it.  Our incomes are shrinking, our share of the income pie is at an all-time low, our jobs are being sent overseas, debt burdens have soared to unprecedented heights and millions of formerly middle class Americans have fallen into poverty.  America once had the largest and most vibrant middle class that the world has ever seen, but now it is rapidly being shredded.  Unfortunately, this is particularly true for younger Americans.  Today, families that have a head of household that is under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.  That is astounding.  The truth is that there are not enough decent jobs for the hordes of young people that are entering the marketplace (Read More...)

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17 Numbers That Prove That The Redistribution Of Wealth Has Greatly Accelerated Under Obama

What is the number one job of the U.S. government?  Well, at this point the federal government in spending more time and money on redistributing wealth than it is on anything else.  In fiscal year 2012, 62 percent of the federal budget will be spent on entitlements.  How much farther do we have to go until everyone finally admits that we have become a socialist nation?  Our government has become the largest engine of wealth redistribution in the history of the world, and the redistribution of wealth has greatly accelerated during the presidency of Barack Obama.  Yes, wealth redistribution as a share of the economy also grew under George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, but Barack Obama has taken things to an entirely new level.  Back when Ronald Reagan took office, less than 30 percent of all (Read More...)

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Why Are So Many Young Adults Moving Back In With Mommy And Daddy?

In the United States today, more young adults than ever are living with their parents.  Right now, approximately 53 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 24 year old age bracket are living at home.  But many of them are still in school, so that is to be expected to a certain extent.  What is even more frightening is that one survey found that 85 percent of all college seniors plan on moving back in with Mommy and Daddy after graduation.  But isn’t college supposed to be about getting the skills and education that you need so that you can become independent and start a life of your own?  Something has gone seriously wrong.  Even more frightening is a different survey that found that (Read More...)

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84 Statistics That Prove That The Decline Of The Middle Class Is Real And That It Is Getting Worse

The middle class in America is being systematically destroyed.  Once upon a time the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the world.  The rest of the globe looked at us in envy and wondered what we were doing right.  But now everything seems to be going wrong for the middle class.  Millions of our jobs have been shipped out of the country and competition for the remaining jobs is keeping wages at depressed levels.  Meanwhile, the cost of living just keeps going up and up and middle class budgets are being stretched and strained like never before.  Millions more Americans fall out of the middle class and into poverty every single year, and government dependence is at an all-time high.  Finding a solution to the decline of the middle class is absolutely central to fixing the economic problems in this (Read More...)

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